Playlist 07.03.2022

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Playlist 07.03.2022

On this week's programme:

Etran de L’Air are a family guitar outfit and wedding band from Agadez in Niger.

Sidi Abdallah is a young guitarist, also from Agadez, and son of a Tuareg musical innovator.

Imarhan are a Tuareg group from Tamanrasset in Algeria with a third album on release.

Rokia Koné is a Malian vocalist who was part of Les Amazones d’Afrique, now with Irish producer Jacknife Lee.

Bonga is a veteran Angolan semba singer - 50 years in the business!

Los Cumbia Stars are a Colombian group recreating the classic cumbia style.

Analog Africa is soon to release “Saturno 2000”, a collection of slowed-down cumbia or “rebajada” from Mexico.

Sowal Diabi is a collective of musicians from Mali, Iran and France, highlighting the refugee experience.

Satellites are a band from Jaffa and Tel Aviv, in thrall to the Turkish sounds of the 1970s.

Reggae veteran, Clinton Fearon, joins forces with Boston’s Naya Rockers.

Sub Pressure Band are a Berlin-based reggae band.

Zion I Kings are a California roots outfit who feature Losso Keita’s ngoni on the new single.

The Adrian Sherwood remix of 3Head’s track is a re-release from 2009.

French producer Manudigital has made a reggae-chanson album with crooner Bazbaz.

Chancha via Circuito, Argentinian electronic artist, issued an EP with singer Luvi Torres.

Iranian vocalist Sussan Deyhim’s album with Richard Horowitz from 1987 gets a Crammed re-release.

Buddhist Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo has a new release with backing from Spanish musicians.

Benedicte Maurseth plays the hardanger fiddle in an ambient zone of percussion, electronics and natural sounds.

Californians Jeremiah Chiu and Marta Sofia Honer recorded in the environment of the Finnish Åland islands.

And in relation to my Norma Waterson tribute recently, check out this great piece of archive from the Watersons’ early days

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 7th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Etran de L’Air: “Adounia”. From “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds 2022).

2.Sidi Abdallah Oumbadougou: “Issiktane”. From “Issiktane/Memory/Souvenir” (Clermont 2022).

3.Imarhan: “Achinkad”.

4.Imarhan: “Adar Newlan”. Both from “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge 2022).

5.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Shezita (Take a seat)”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

6.Bonga: “Ti Zuela”.

7.Bonga feat. Camélia Jordana: “Kudia Kuetu”.Both from “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica 2022).

8.Los Cumbia Stars & Armando Hernandez: “Loquito por ti”. From “Fiesta Tropical (En Vivo)” (Discos Fuentes 2022).

9.Lucho Gavilanes: “La Danza del Mono”. From the compilation “Saturno 2000 - La Rebajada de los Sonideros 1962-1983” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

10.Sowal Diabi: “Master Gui”.

11.Sowal Diabi: “Écoute le ney”.Both from “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés 2022).

12.Satellites: “Yar Oi” (Single from forthcoming album on Batov Records).

13.Naya Rockers & Clinton Fearon: “Guiding Star” (Single on Naya Records 2022).

14.Sub Pressure Band feat. Longfingah, Yugo Taguchi & Tanto Addi: “No Mafia” (Single on GuerillJah Productions 2022).

15.Zion I Kings feat. Losso Keita: “Whale Song Skank” (Single on Lustre Kings Productions 2022).

16.3Head: “Bombs Over London (Adrian Sherwood Post Apocalyptic Remix)” (3Head 2009/2022).

17.Manudigital & Bazbaz: “Last Dub to Love Hill”. From “LoveBordel” (X-Ray productions 2022).

18.Chancha via Circuito & Luvi Torres: “Abro”. From the EP “Ceremonia” (Wonderwheel 2021).

19.Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz: “Jum Jum”. From “Desert Equations - Azax Attra” (Crammed 2022).

20.Yungchen Lhamo: “Compassion for all beings”.

21.Yungchen Lhamo: “Four Wishes”.Both from “Awakening” (Six Degrees 2022).

22.Benedicte Maurseth: “Hreinn”. From “Hárr” (Hubro 2022).

23.Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: “Snåcko” (from forthcoming album on International Anthem).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Small Island Big Song: “Our Island” (Small Island Big Song).

2.David Krakauer: “Mazel Tov Cocktail Party” (Label Bleu/Table Pounding Records).

3.Bonga: “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica).

4.Imarhan: “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

5.Ana Carla Maza: “Bahía” (Persona Editorial).

6.Sowal Diabi: “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

7.Hamid Shaeri: “The Slam! Years (1983-1988)” (Habibi Funk).

8.Etran de L’Air: “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds).

9.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bamanan” (Real World).

10. DakhaBrakha: “Alambari” (DakhaBrakha).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Gonora Sounds: “Go Bhora”. From “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital).

2.Sidi Abdallah: “Issiktane”. From “Issiktane/Memory/Souvenir” (Clermont).

3.Bandua: “Encandeia”. From “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

4.Tone of Voice Orchestra: “He loves her for it”. From “Tone Of Voice Orchestra” (Stunt Records).

5.Harpreet Bansal: “Puria Dunasri”. From “Parvat” (LAWO Classics).
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